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Heheh...I'm a complusive drawer, ie if I ever get a pen/pencil in my hand, I don't stop drawing for anything. ^_^  I just sketch out the general form of the figure (according to how they want the character to look), try to make the pose interesting, fill in the sketch with a grayscale color, use burn/dodge tools to add depth, add color as a seperate layer or just paint it onto the grayscale, and a few other tricks and techniques I've learned in Photoshop Elements...ie, this stuff is all original, I didn't just pretty up someone else's work. ^_^

@Revan: Sorry this is taking so long, something's wrong with my right eye....and I'm just a procrastinator in general, but I'll try to have another version done sometime today/tommorow.

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Bah. Take your time, I haven't been able to get on in the past 2 days anyway. But...anything similar to Orsusk's pose is fine. (I...I don't do quick concept sketches good at all. Heh, in fact, I'm terrible at them.)

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Heh...crud.  I'm so lazy, I'll get on these Photoshop binges and get a lot of stuff done, then I don't touch the program again for a month....can't say when it'll get done.  Probably not this week, but maybe late next week.  Sorry again.  I've got a lot on my plate with college and whatnot, and being sick doesn't help at all, lol.

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Wow there is some really funky art work Balancesheet smile well done smile

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80 (edited by BFFC Admin Tuesday, November 13, 2007 11:41 pm)

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I have returned.

Apologies to Lord Revan for not finishing the second rendition of his RPG character, but I assume that particullar character's been long-dead by now... anyways, here's what I've been up to since then.
Mind you, I haven't done any dedicated SW art, but since you all seem to like my stuff so much I thought I'd dump everything I did since I left, which isn't much, sadly.  I've been busy.



This one's actually pretty old, I don't know why I didn't post it here earlier. 

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/B … /Robot.jpg

This was a project for a class where I actually got to use Photoshop for once. 

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/B … final4.jpg

Please don't ask. 

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/B … rsize1.jpg

My latest avatar for social networking sites and the like.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/B … Return.jpg

Something for a thread at Relicnews forums.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/B … leedit.jpg

Something for my best friend.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/B … sfinal.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/B … ncpet2.jpg

Something to get critiqued at ConceptArt forums

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/B … bot1-1.jpg

and finally, a photoshop study for a watercolor that came out looking like garbage.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/B … pfinal.jpg

Hopefully more coming soon, assuming I quit being so lazy and actually get some work done...

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81 (edited by BFFC Manji Monday, November 5, 2007 5:23 pm)

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Wow! The last piece is lovely, Balance! I don't think is garbage! Thanks for sharing these with us... I have such an urge to draw now! The first concept is wicked as well (Da'haran? I know I spelled that wrong...). I also really like the elvish character you drew for your friend, very cool design.
So, are you taking classes to learn photoshop, or just teaching yourself? I'm trying to teach myself at the moment... so I can relate to how frustrating it can be. wink
Anyway, keep it up! You've improved tremendously since your first posts! ^___^

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82 (edited by BalanceSheet Monday, November 5, 2007 7:41 pm)

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No, the watercolor I had to make from that piece looked like garbage. tongue  I suck at painting, lol.
Yeah, you spelled it wrong....D'harhan...everyone knows that. wink  That's just one of the many robots I spasmatically draw whenever I'm near a pen and a piece of paper.


I've been using Photoshop for...about four or five years now.   Which is kinda sad considering I still have a long, long way to go, but I've never taken any classes for it or anything (looking forward to next quarter though, I finally get a computer art class...).  And I've only been using layers for about a year now. XD
Do you have a drawing tablet?  If you don't, you need to seriously consider getting one, it's basically essential to doing anything digitally. 
Wish I had your urge to draw, lol.  I'm only now trying to get over a serious videogame addiction (no, it's not WoW), and I'm in the withdrawl stages right now.  : /  I need to spend more time drawing...
What's your school like?  What kind of stuff are you learning?  What do you hope to do with art?  ^_^  I've been curious, lol.

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It's okay, the RPG died anyway. But I must say your art is really good, both of you.

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84 (edited by Adeptus_Astartes Tuesday, November 6, 2007 5:26 am)

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Exelent! I really like the one with the duck.

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Excuse the poor quality, first time using ZBrush.  It's got a bit of a learning curve.... : /

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/BalanceSheet/SithLord.jpg

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When you said you needed practice in digital painting, I came to check your stuff... Wow!!! I really like your artistic sense for lighting and sceneries, you certainly have more imagination than I do for these things tongue

I especially like your trandoshen, that latest portrait, the dark spider person and the lighthouse "watercolor". It looks OK to me with those high contrast, that's just part of your style so don't let anyone tell you that it's garbage smile

But the Sith Lord is awesome! The proportions, the pose and the lighting... Most impressive big_smile

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big_smile  Thanks, that means a lot. smile


I was a bit fustrated with the Sith because Zbrush doesn't like to import into Photoshop nicely...I actually had a better painting of it that got lost.  And I couldn't get rid of the grey background....oh well.
You should give Zbrush a try sometime, if you can....it's a sweet little program.

And for no particullar reason, a chicken. 
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/BalanceSheet/giantchicken.jpg

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all of them are so cool if you make more animal like gun wielders can one be like a kitty? and didnt D'harhan have like a huge tail to balance the recoil of his head gun thing? great drawings agian!!!!

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That chicken is so cool big_smile reminds me of the giant chicken in Family Guy, if you know what I mean. You plan to color it?

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90 (edited by BalanceSheet Tuesday, November 13, 2007 8:41 am)

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BobaFett243 wrote:

didnt D'harhan have like a huge tail to balance the recoil of his head gun thing?

It's not D'harhan, it's just a random robot. tongue


Daenna wrote:

That chicken is so cool big_smile reminds me of the giant chicken in Family Guy, if you know what I mean. You plan to color it?

lol, I stupidly forgot to layer the thing when I was working on it, so it's just a sketch....but yeah, I'm probably going to try and color it later today, I'll just start from scratch. ^_^

Here's something I threw together for a friend.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/BalanceSheet/Ryancopy.jpg

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Colored the chicken. 

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/BalanceSheet/giantchickencolour.jpg

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Nice! Although the wings and legs could some texture work... A bit of feather and scale shaping with the shade work.

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I'm too lazy for that. tongue 

Someone enlightened me on how to deal with the layer problem I had, so I'll probably be recoloring it when I get some time.

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nice to see you resurface balance, and i think the chicken is a very cool character design as well.
nice work.

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If you ask me his weapon reminds me a little bit of a Brute Spiker.  But that's just because of the blade.

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I've never played Halo.    tongue 
It's actually more inspired by Warhammer 40k Ogryn weapons. 

I'll be recoloring this piece over the weekend, now that I know a way to deal with the problem I had.

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Sev Fett wrote:

If you ask me his weapon reminds me a little bit of a Brute Spiker.  But that's just because of the blade.

Reverse Brute Shot.



or that trandoshan weapon from REPCOM



oh btw FOR TEH EMPORER

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Heh, the Maltese gave it a five out of six.

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99 (edited by Adeptus_Astartes Saturday, November 24, 2007 12:06 am)

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GAH THIRD PERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(or GAH FIRST PERSON NARRITIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(I agree with that rating)

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lol I assume you have had bad experiences with 3rd person Adeptus?

I'd say 8/10.

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